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About the Workflow DSL

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The Workflow DSL is a collection of helper methods that is used in recipes as a way to enhance the Recipe DSL to collect data about:

  • Which testing tools—Foodcritic, Kitchen, ChefSpec, and so on—are present in a cookbook?
  • What types of delivery environments are available?
  • Have files been changed?
  • Do the changes made to a cookbook require a version change?
  • Should a cookbook should be pushed to the Chef Infra Server and/or to GitHub?

Warning

These recipe helpers are available from the delivery-truck cookbook: https://github.com/opscode-cookbooks/delivery-truck. This cookbook is a recommended dependency for any build-cookbook for a project that publishes changes to a Chef Automate pipeline.

Helpers

The following Chef Automate-specific helpers can be used in recipes:

bumped_version?

Determine if files in a cookbook have been modified, and then to ensure that a cookbook’s version is updated in its metadata.rb file. The Verify phase will fail if files in a cookbook are modified without a corresponding vesrion bump to the metadata.rb file.

changed_cookbooks

Get a list of cookbooks that have been modified.

changed_files

Get a list of files that have been modified.

define_project_application

Define a set of attributes that are used to pin versions as the project moves through stages in the Chef Automate pipeline.

delivery_chef_server

Return a Hash that contains details about how to talk to the Chef Infra Server.

delivery_chef_server_search

Run a search query against the node objects on the Chef Infra Server, using the default search query. The default search query is defined in the Chef Automate web UI on the “Default Search” tab.

delivery_environment

Get the name of the standard environment.

deployment_search_query

Get a custom search query from the config.json file. By default, the deploy.rb recipe triggers a Chef Infra Client run via Chef Push Jobs against all nodes that belong to the current environment in Chef Automate and have modified cookbooks in the run-list.

If the config.json file specifies:

"delivery-truck": {
  "deploy": {
    "search": "SEARCH_QUERY"
  }
}

then the search is run against all node objects on the Chef Infra Server. For example:

"delivery-truck": {
  "deploy": {
    "search": "role:load_balancer"
  }
}
foodcritic_excludes

Get a list of directories against which Foodcritic rules should not be run. This looks in the config.json file for the foodcritic block to see if the excludes setting has been specified.

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foodcritic_tags

Get a list of Foodcritic tags (rule identifiers) to be run. This looks in the config.json file for the foodcritic block to see if the only_rules and/or ignore_rules settings have been specified.

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get_acceptance_environment

Get the name of the acceptance environment.

get_project_application

Get attributes for a defined project application.

Warning

If the get_project_application method is called from the provision.rb recipe, be sure that delivery-truck::provision is executed before get_project_application by putting it in a ruby_block or into a separate recipe that is called from provision.rb via include_recipe. If the get_project_application method is called directly in provision.rb:

include_recipe 'delivery-truck::provision'
get_project_application(<project_app_name_string>)

you will get an error because Chef Infra Client will execute get_project_application at compile time before it has run include_recipe 'delivery-truck::provision'. It is recommended to either use get_project_application in deploy.rb, a project cookbook, in a ruby_block or in a separate include_recipe that is executed after include_recipe 'delivery-truck::provision'.

get_project_secrets

Get the contents of the delivery-secrets data bag from the Chef Infra Server. This data bag contains secrets that enable cookbooks to be published to a Chef Supermarket, an open source git repository, a repository on GitHub.

has_kitchen_tests?

Determine if a .kitchen.yml file exists in a cookbook.

has_spec_tests?

Determine if tests exist in the /spec directory in a cookbook.

push_repo_to_git?

Determine if a repo should be pushed to an open source git repository.

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push_repo_to_github?

Determine if a repo should be pushed to GitHub.

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share_cookbook_to_supermarket?

Determine if a repo should be pushed to an open source git repository.

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upload_cookbook_to_chef_server?

Determine if a cookbook should be pushed to the Chef Infra Server.

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use_custom_supermarket_credentials

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Node Attributes

Node attributes specific to the workspace, project changes, and project configuration are available for use in build-cookbook recipes.

Project Changes

Use attributes from the node['delivery']['change'] namespace to get details about the job execution for the current change in the pipeline.

change_id

Use node['delivery']['change']['change_id'] for the change identifier.

enterprise

Use node['delivery']['change']['enterprise'] for the enterprise name.

git_url

Use node['delivery']['change']['git_url'] for the URL for the git project.

organization

Use node['delivery']['change']['organization'] for the organization name.

patchset_branch

Use node['delivery']['change']['patchset_branch'] for the branch name.

patchset_number

Use node['delivery']['change']['patchset_number'] for the patchset number.

phase

Use node['delivery']['change']['phase'] for the current phase name.

pipeline

Use node['delivery']['change']['pipeline'] for the pipeline name.

project

Use node['delivery']['change']['project'] for the project name.

sha

Use node['delivery']['change']['sha'] for the SHA-1 hash.

stage

Use node['delivery']['change']['stage'] for the current stage name.

Project Configuration

Use attributes from the node['delivery']['config'] namespace to get configuration settings from the .delivery/config.json file.

['build-cookbook']

Use node['delivery']['config']['build-cookbook'] for the contents of the "build-cookbook" configuration setting.

['build_nodes']

Use node['delivery']['config']['build_nodes'] for the contents of the "build-cookbook" configuration setting.

['delivery-truck']

Use node['delivery']['config']['delivery-truck'] for the contents of the "build-cookbook" configuration setting.

['delivery-truck']['PHASE_NAME']

Use node['delivery']['config']['delivery-truck']['phase_name'] for the contents of a specific phase within the "build-cookbook" configuration setting. Replace PHASE_NAME with the actual phase name. For example: node['delivery']['config']['delivery-truck']['publish'].

dependencies

Use node['delivery']['config']['dependencies'] for the contents of the "build-cookbook" configuration setting.

skip_phases

Use node['delivery']['config']['skip_phases'] for the contents of the "skip_phases" configuration setting.

version

Use node['delivery']['config']['version'] for the contents of the "version" configuration setting.

Workspace

Use attributes from the node['delivery']['workspace'] namespace to get paths to workspace directories on a build node/runner.

cache

Use node['delivery']['workspace']['cache'] for the /cache directory.

chef

Use node['delivery']['workspace']['chef'] for the /chef directory.

root

Use node['delivery']['workspace']['root'] for the root directory, typically /var/opt/delivery/workspace.

repo

Use node['delivery']['workspace']['repo'] for the /repo directory.

Workspace Path

Use the node['delivery']['workspace_path'] attribute to get the path to the global workspace.

Examples

The following examples show how to use the Workflow DSL in a cookbook:

changed_cookbooks

changed_cookbooks.each do |cookbook|
  execute "unit_rspec_#{cookbook[:name]}" do
    cwd cookbook[:path]
    command "rspec --format documentation --color"
    only_if { has_spec_tests?(cookbook[:path]) }
  end
end

bumped_version?

changed_cookbooks.each do |cookbook|
  unless bumped_version?(cookbook[:path])
    raise DeliveryTruck::Error, "The #{cookbook[:name]} cookbook was modified " \
                                "but the version was not updated in the " \
                                "metadata file."
  end

  execute "syntax_check_#{cookbook[:name]}" do
    command "knife cookbook test -o #{cookbook[:path]} -a"
  end
end

push_repo_to_github?

if push_repo_to_github?
  git_ssh = File.join(node['delivery']['workspace']['cache'], 'git_ssh')
  deploy_key = File.join(node['delivery']['workspace']['cache'], 'github.pem')
  secrets = get_project_secrets

  file deploy_key do
    content secrets['github']
    owner 'dbuild'
    mode '0600'
    sensitive true
  end

  template git_ssh do
    source 'git_ssh.erb'
    owner 'dbuild'
    mode '0755'
  end

  execute "set_git_username" do
    command "git config user.name 'Delivery'"
    cwd node['delivery']['workspace']['repo']
    environment({"GIT_SSH" => git_ssh})
  end

  execute "set_git_email" do
    command "git config user.email 'delivery@chef.io'"
    cwd node['delivery']['workspace']['repo']
    environment({"GIT_SSH" => git_ssh})
  end

  github_repo = node['delivery']['config']['delivery-truck']['publish']['github']
  execute "add_github_remote" do
    command "git remote add github git@github.com:#{github_repo}.git"
    cwd node['delivery']['workspace']['repo']
    environment({"GIT_SSH" => git_ssh})
    not_if "git remote --verbose | grep ^github"
  end

  execute "push_to_github" do
    command "git push github master"
    cwd node['delivery']['workspace']['repo']
    environment({"GIT_SSH" => git_ssh})
  end
end